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veteran john kerry on top to be america's top diplomat. the senate foreign relations committee is holding a hearing on the nomination to become secretary of state. kerry talked about how his military experience in vietnam has shaped his views. >> i want all of us to keep in our minds as i think we do the extraordinary men and women in uniform who are on the front lines even as we meet here today. the troops at war who helped protect america i can pledge to you that as a veteran of war i will always carry the consequence for our decisions in my mind and be grateful that we have such extraordinary people to back us up. >> want to bring in our foreign affairs correspondent. kerry it seems like is ready made for the job. this is something where he got the nod after you had susan rice withdrawing her own nomination from consideration. this is someone who has wanted something more than a senate seat for quite some time. >> yes he has. when you say ta made for the job. president assad of syria told me and that is kind of the tone that we have had. he has rubbed shoulders, talked with, influenced
request to ask at least two senators to join his cabinet. john kerry, secretary of state and, of course, the former senator chuck hagel to make his way over to the defense. what can we expect in the next 100 days of this second term? much is made of that. is it too late for that, a continuation for that, what? >> it will be partisanship. today's idealism, the lofty goals that the country sets forth a couple centuries ago, they are very difficult to realize. particularly, this modern era of such tension and partisanship between the right and left in this country. we reject the notion of in effect serious reforms to medicare, social security and medicaid. when he talks about climate change. immigration. the debt and deficit. how he plans to go about approaching that. it is a coated and positive message that sends a very direct message. this speech, this inaugural address is intensely political. it does send a signal to the city and the country. there are some serious serious battles over very major things coming. there was some idea that perhaps the president, because of the close nature
to their seats, including the man expected to be the next secretary of state, john kerry, from massachusetts. if they seem dressed fairly lightly, there are some regional -- there's john mccain, dianne feinstein, there's some regional heaters in that area. there are blankets provided, as we heard. andrea mitchell is there. we'll keep alternating between this camera and the white house doorway so we don't miss a thing. and andrea, you're seeing the senate leadership fill in. >> yeah. just as senator kerry is coming in and some of the other senators, let me give you an idea of the schedule. there will be a change of power at the state department, as you know, on wednesday of this week. hillary clinton is going before the senate and the house. she's going to be here today in her role both as a former first lady and as the secretary of state. she's going to be testifying on benghazi on wednesday. on thursday before the committee that he chairs still, senator kerry will be introduced by secretary clinton for his confirmation hearing. we're told then that the vote on senator kerry as secretary of
as secretary of state, as the president has announced that senator john kerry will be his nominee to be the new secretary of state. as we take this beautiful look at the crowd on the national mall, let us tell you that our cbs news coverage of the inauguration of the president will continue in just a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. ♪ >>> welcome back to cbs news live coverage of "the presidential inauguration." with our view of the national mall and now inside the capitol, cbs news has breaking news at this hour, as we watch this scene unfold, from the ten americans who were taken hostage by terrorists
afghanistan is something we have to look at very closely as well. >> are you encouraged by john kerry's appointment as secretary of state? >> i think it's really interesting. it's kind of a no-brainer. many people expected him to be, he's been very close to president obama. he's traveled. he's got a war record, veteran of the vietnam war. and he's very involved in that. and it will be very interesting because he'll also know what the limits are in terms of congress and the whole american system when it comes to enacting foreign policy. >> are you encouraged, optimistic by where the arab spring may go this year or are you quite pessimistic? >> i've been optimistic from the beginning. there will always be bumps in the road. but for me, this monumental epochal history-making situation in that part of the world is positive. and democracy is what has to happen in that part of the world. we're seeing the ugly side of the fallout in mali. but that can be dealt with if the west is willing to do it. you can't pussy-foot around these people. you have to be there for the long haul, whether it's
the issue is moot because hillary clinton is moving on and senator kerry's stepping up to the plate probably, so that's rand paul's opinion. >> do you think she'd make a good president? i have to ask that because 67% of this country view her favorably. her unfavorable is 28%. the president, anybody in this country, would die for that. >> listen, the people on the other side of the aisle aren't taking the fact this nation's going bankrupt seriously, so she's a member of that party, we haven't passed a budget in the united states senate for almost four years, so no, i don't think she'd make a very good president. >> and finally, sir, according to a new book, reporter michael hastings just wrote it. president obama called the widow of one of the people who died in benghazi, sean smith, the day after the attack and said, promise to, quote/unquote, avenge the deaths of americans. do you believe him? >> well, i'll take him as his word. but you know, that was another curious question i would like to ask secretary clinton is why when those bodies were coming home, she went up to tyrone woods' father
of the things that the senate will be doing over the next weeks and months is the confirmations, and john kerry's hearing for secretary of state to be later this month and thought to be a shoo-in, but how realistic to be an opportunity for republicans to air grievances about the president's foreign policy? >> geared more towards chuck hagel ironically, because senator ker are ri iry is respe the democratic and the republican side and he has the credentials so they will hold the fire for chuck hagel who is going to be secretary of defense. >> and you said that chuck hagel brings up the next topic, the conservative group america future fund, and they have produced a tv spot blasting chuck hagel and his supporter senator chuck schumer that is going to air on cable outlets and this is a look at a it and the left is not happy with hagel either and they have a use your mandate saying that he is a bad choice for women and gays and support for israel. what is chuck hagel's confirmation hearing going to look like? >> this is going to be the opportunity for republicans who were obviously unhappy with the
nominee, current senator from massachusetts john kerry. >> we're told that the president will soon sign the nominations. within a few minutes, i believe. john kerry and others. >> and jack lew about to become secretary of the treasury. rand cia chief as well as -- >> chuck hagel. >> you wanted to jump in? >> i guess i could come down in the middle of all of you. i agree with everyone. i think it was liberal speech as well. we talked about fdr all these things have to be seen in context. certainly barack obama is coming to the perhaps end of the reagan revolution compared to what we have had in the past. it was ringing endorsement. selectivism in a way takes on the notion of the takers, that whole idea very ideological. >> what else did you hear that was -- you were talking about thomas jefferson, what other reference did you hear? >> references to lincoln, he uses the declaration -- lincoln's appropriation of the declaration to talk about how we as a nation have to come together. i was very struck by this notion of unionism. these united states of america, not america's one nation
, perhaps less inclination for american intervention. senator john kerry isine as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message -- he's a republican, but his past statements on israel and iran and his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, hagel will likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. in the second term, many look for one last big push -- immigration reform. >> the second term offers the president to be more risky, i think in terms of policies that they know are politically changing like immigration reform. >> with a growing latino vote, putting additional pressure ahead of 2016. >> the growing number of latinos and how they will affect the elections puts a lot of onous both parties to get something done. >> others feel the time has passed for big, bold moves. >> this gridlock in washington is very real. it is not going anywhere. the president has to wake up, determined not to be a lame duck president. >> he will be huddled with advisers, whit
and make a political issue out of the assassination of american asbassador. john kerry will be testifying tomorrow for his confirmation hearing, actually, in front of the senate foreign relations committee, which should be interesting because he is the chairman of that committee. i would think the chairman should get pretty good reception by members of that committee. we will find out in the meantime. most of the conversations still revolving around the president's inaugural address, and i wanted to play one quick clip before we introduce our guest. this is maybe the line in the speech that got the most applause and one that people may long remember about the president's inaugural where he talked about expanding equal rights and equality to all americans, even this little girl. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american. she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of god, but also in our own. >> bill: it was wainone
partner privateship agreement if we are going to move forward. senator john kerry is going to play a big role in this next nomination. >> nominee for secretary of state. and you can see the marines making way for the president himself. this is actually the president leaving the white house that you saw just a moment ago. his daughter malia and her grandmother leaving ahead of the president himself. there's going to be moments like this, the moments of transition throughout the day as they move between the different inaugural events, when everything stops and the focus of everybody's attention turns to the man himself. >> i just love looking at the marines. i do. they are so disciplined. you go to the white house and try to make eye contact with them. they are just so disciplined there doing a job of pageantry and protection. it is neat to be around that environment at the white house when you go in and see such, just unwavering discipline. >> that guy on the right is really not moving. >> he does not. they don't move. >> it really is kind of amazing in a time when we think of how much, j
. that will clear the way for hearings for john kerry. after that senator bob menendez is going to run carey's confirmation hearings. new york state has now passed the first new gun control law since the shooting in connecticut. a new poll shows today it is popular with new york voters. a ban on high-capacity magazines, and a requirement to report potentially harmful behavior of the mentally ill. pollsters say they conducted the survey both before and after governor cuomo made his provisions public meaning that people who were surveyed were voting for the measures and not for the man. a "new york times" poll out today shows that 92% of americans support universal background checks for people who want to buy guns. that includes republicans, gun owners, and 85% of households who say someone in their home with a member of the nra. we're back with more steph at the break. stay with us. ♪ arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something
senator clinton will testify before the senate with the kerry confirmation coming right behind. there will be a lot of focus on the state department and the systems and the internal accountabilities and, it feels to me, like a lot of this was because of just a state department that is stovepiped. it is almost full of sclerosis and unable to attend to the issues of security and make decisions that need to be made in this regard. i think you know --. bill: but with that, to that regard, senator. >> okay. bill: there seems to be this constant theme about folks in washington wanting to know whether or not she was aware on the decision-making as to whether or not adequate security was in place in benghazi. >> right. bill: is that not the heart of this? >> i don't think there is any question she will be asked that especially with some of the cables we've all known about from chris stevens and some of the concerns and the fact, you know, the first thing that people up here want to talk about, bill, is money. that is the very first thing that came out of the arb. that was really disurg
seat should john kerry be confirmed for secretary of state. >> i spoke to a lot of friends of mine. >> what did they say? >> what an interesting idea and some of them said yeah i think you could win it if you wanted it. mostly they said you should think really carefully about whether that's wh to do. ♪ i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ >> reporter: for the time being at least, what james taylor is meant to do is make more music. he promises a new album is still to come but for today's inauguration he chose to sing a patriotic anthem. >> it's a nice tune that you're singing. >> it is. "america the beautiful" is a beautiful thing. it's a version of the song that i have been playing for a couple years. and i know the song well. i've got a good shot at it tomorrow. >> yes, you do. i suspect that you will. what could go wrong? >> nothing. nothing could go wrong. >> very interesting. >> i don't think anything is going to go wrong for james taylor today. >> and now we see the president and the first family leaving the church of the presidents where the president sits
. john kerry was there for the inauguration of the man who defeated him. we know that the romneys will not be here today. as we watch, we're looking at the presidential car. and i've read they call it the beast because it is such a fortified machine, the president rides in. and here, he is ready to emerge for his second inauguration. >> and you talk about the day going so quickly again. talking to pierre thomas. this is a day of high anxiety for law enforcement officials. >> the trip to the capitol, many law enforcement officials call it the longest ride or so. we have law enforcement officials at command centers, are manning the surveillance cameras, talking to agents in the field. one source just told me, the only thing going on right now is a man in a tree at garfield circle. and they're trying to talk him down. he's trying to make some kind of political statement. >> that is wonderful to hear. and again, we're watching, we're looking straight through the foyer there, the marble foyer in the white house. and we can see straight through. i believe that's the blue room, george, l
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